The future of infrastructure is driven by economics, policy, and innovation. Governing agencies, developers, owners, and operators of infrastructure are constantly asking themselves: What improvements need to be made? How can we prepare for change? What is in the public interest? What policy frameworks perform best in a changing world economy? What policies should be put in place to govern infrastructure development and operations?
Parsons Brinckerhoff supports the development of policy and program options, mediation and dispute resolution, regulatory advisory, and non-traditional procurement methods. Leveraging its deep understanding of the full life cycle of the infrastructure development business, the firm provides policy-related support to transportation and transit agencies, as well as national, city and county governments in several key focus areas including sustainability, performance, financial innovation, passenger and freight rail improvements, cost containment measures, systems operations/ITS, climate change, future revenue and pricing models, and more.
Parsons Brinckerhoff developed the industry’s definitive guide for the implementation of high occupancy toll (HOT) lane projects in the United States and continues to provide extensive research on nontraditional procurement methods, including a study of the effectiveness of public-private partnerships (P3) and other nontraditional procurement processes across the globe. For the UK Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Parsons Brinckerhoff assessed the feasibility of various carbon capture and storage schemes to aid in the development of appropriate policy initiatives.
Whether its researching legislative and policy improvements or helping clients anticipate emerging policy issues, Parsons Brinckerhoff offers a unique combination of policy, finance, program, and technical knowledge.